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Marlow Ropes strengthens US Base

Marlow Ropes Expands Presence in the US

In February of this year, UK performance and technical rope manufacturer Marlow Ropes Ltd, announced the formation of Marlow Ropes, Inc.

The new sales, marketing and distribution company based in Plymouth, Massachusetts has a dedicated sales function, inventory availability and technical support designed to strengthen service and distribution in the US market.

Jon Mitchell Managing Director Marlow Ropes Ltd stated; “This move follows strong progressive sales growth of Marlow’s range of high performance rope products, into the US market over the past 6 years. Having a full time technical and sales presence in the US will provide direct manufacturers support to a wide range of customers and markets, both existing and new.  This is a logical step for Marlow and which will continue the successful growth of Marlow Ropes brand in the US market.”

All of the products in the Marlow portfolio are more available than they have been in the US in many years…give us a call to find out more about Pro Drive torsion rope, MGP custom rigging options, or our gold medal winning Excel dinghy range.

What these changes mean for you, our customer, is easy – better service; easier access to a human on the phone or through email, more responsive customer service, and improved oversight for our most important order – yours – from placement through delivery.  These improvements go hand in hand with our increasing stock holding in the US and faster delivery for bespoke items from the UK.

Dimension Polyant USA ProDrive Distribution

British rope manufacturer Marlow Ropes continues to expand their US presence by announcing that ProDrive anti-torsion rope, the world’s leading textile solution for code zero and top down furling sails, will now be distributed in the States by sailcloth manufacturer Dimension Polyant’s US branch. Dimension’s ubiquitous presence in lofts from coast to coast will ensure the product is available quickly and at a reasonable cost to the greatest possible number of sailmaking customers.

“Marlow Ropes have a global reputation as being the best at what we do, as do Dimension Polyant which why this partnership to distribute ProDrive to sail makers in the US is a perfect fit,” said Marlow Managing Director Jon Mitchell. “Both brands hang their hat on technical innovation, service, and quality, so we’re confident this will be a strong and long lasting association which will further enhance our expanding US business.”

D/P President John Gluek commented that “DIMENSION-POLYANT Sailcloth Technology puts a great deal of thought and research into any potential product before we represent it. In this case we were well aware of the ProDrive product and its’ performance. When Marlow made it available, our focus, therefore, was on adding convenience to the system. By bundling the termination clamps from Colligo Marine, adhesive heat shrink, and a detailed spec sheet with usage instructions, we’ll save the sail maker valuable time during the ordering process and bring the system that much closer to a turnkey solution. The D/P sales team brings to the table a solid background in technical cloth manufacturing, sail making and world class racing experience. As service oriented personnel, we can provide solid sailing recommendations including our new Marlow brand.”

NEW – D12 99 and D12 Max 99

Throughout our history Marlow have always embraced innovation, technology and advancement in materials and that philosophy continues at METS 2013 where we will be showcasing our all new D12 99 and D12 Max 99 products.

Manufactured using new Dyneema® SK99, these new products join our Grand Prix Series as the highest strength for weight products on the market.   20% stronger than SK78 and 7% stronger than SK90, SK99 is the strongest fibre ever made by DSM.

Our Grand Prix Series customers rely on us to manufacture performance running rigging that can make the difference between winning and losing – whether it needs to be lighter, thinner, stiffer, softer.   Winning margins are miniscule, but our partnership with DSM Dyneema® means one thing that can be relied upon is the performance of the rope to get the most out of the crew and the boat.

Our network of Grand Prix Riggers demand the best for their customers and we deliver.

For more information on Marlow products in general or new D12 99 and D12 Max 99 products or Pro Drive specifically please call Marlow’s US Sales & Marketing Office on (508) 830-0444 or visit www.marlowropes.com Dimension Polyant’s range of sailcloth and sail making hardware can be found online at www.dimension-polyant.com or by calling 1-860-928-8300.

The Team at Marlow Ropes, Inc. are based in the historic buildings of the former Plymouth Cordage Company in Plymouth, MA and includes Forrest Williams, Gina Varvelli and Harry Holden. To place or track an order or to request literature or copies of anything you can reach Gina on our main number 1-508-830-0444 or by email at salesusa@marlowropes.com

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